Washington Square Arch and Fifth Avenue, between 1900 and 1920
Original title: Washington Memorial Arch. Inscription on monument: Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair / The event is in the hand of God - Washington. Fifth Avenue can be seen through the Arch.
Vintage photograph published by Detroit Publishing Co., probably taken in the very early 20th century, because no car is seen. Source: Library of Congress.
Enlargement of the part of Fifth Avenue as seen through the Arch.
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